Jurisdictional Immunity for Foreign States Bill passed amid uproar in Parliament

Published on 19 Mar 2024 5:47:00 PM

The Dewan Rakyat has passed the Jurisdictional Immunity for Foreign States Bill 2023 amid the uproar over disagreements by the Opposition on the stipulated sole power of the Prime Minister.

The lower House of Parliament erupted when Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Law and Institutional Reforms) Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said was answering the questions by MPs before the Bill was passed on Tuesday (March 19).

The shouting match continued which forced the deputy Speaker Alice Lau to reprimand the MPs before proceeding with the voice votes to pass the Bill at the Committee level.

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